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Re: NetBSD-8 and graphics cards

At this moment the HP Envy is hopeless with -current - I get 'USB device error, port disabled'  whichever port I use, the live stick is not recognised and I cannot even take the dmesg.boot. At the same time, on the same laptop, 7.99.59 works reasonably OK, no USB problems, Xorg starts using VESA on the Intel card, no dri (glxgears dumps core). 

The obvious difference between the two versions are the ACPI messages - 8.99.6 issues many errors here, 7.99.59 complains about unrecognised devices but carries on. 

Not much help, but adds to the picture.

Chavdar Ivanov

On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 09:50 Chavdar Ivanov <> wrote:
I just tested my Dell T1600 tower with Quadro 600 graphics under both 7.99.59 and 8.99.6 (from the 7th of November). Both work fine with dri and whatever 3D acceleration nouveau provides (my usual test is glxgears - to keep the same fps no matter the size of the window). 

I also have similarly working ThinkPad T61p with Quadro 570M, working fine as far as the graphics is concerned. 

None of these is new enough, though. I am about to test the live system on my HP Envy with both Intel HD 530 and GeForce 950M, and I am pretty sure it will not work as before. I will confirm later. 

Chavdar Ivanov

On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 08:10 Sad Clouds <> wrote:
Hi, I'm having a lot of issues with getting Xorg running on NetBSD-8. I
tried two nvidia cards:

Quadro NVS 295 - Xorg says No devices detected
Geforce GT 710 - NetBSD fails to boot and stops with kernel panic

I've gone back to an old PCI card with ATI Rage 128, but this also
doesn't work with Xorg

[    82.232] (--) Using wscons driver on /dev/ttyE4 in pcvt
compatibility mode (version 3.32) [    82.232] (--) using VT number 5
[    82.241] (EE) No devices detected.
[    82.241] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[    82.241] (EE) no screens found(EE)

I normally run Xorg -configure and copy config file
to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

dmesg with ATI Rage 128:

vga0 at pci6 dev 4 function 0: vendor 1002 product 5245 (rev. 0x00)
wsdisplay0 at vga0 kbdmux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
drm at vga0 not configured

Any idea why ATI Rage 128 does not work? I'm sure
it used to be supported for years with previous NetBSD versions. Am I
doing something wrong or DRM code does not support this card?
Is there a way to disable DRM and revert to old behavior?

Are there any recent discrete graphics cards that work with NetBSD
DRM/KMS and Xorg?

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